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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. Excludes “Millwrights" (49-9044), "Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines" (49-3042), and "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 63043$31.30/hr$23.97/hr$24.77/hr$30.66/hr$37.65/hr$40.17/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining500$31.61/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,100$32.28/hr
Professional and Business Services180$30.66/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services410$29.97/hr
Public Administration110$31.49/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 110$35.27/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$30.80/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 150$30.64/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 160$30.62/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 190$29.55/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 330$24.41/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 370$30.51/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 470$30.55/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 510$30.06/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 580$30.55/hr19.6%
Central Minnesota 630$30.66/hr20.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 760$31.61/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 810$35.26/hr6.0%
Southeast Minnesota 810$25.29/hr18.6%
Southwest Minnesota 840$28.80/hr20.0%
Southeast Balance of State 970$25.84/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,720$31.97/hr19.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,230$31.79/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,490$31.52/hr18.9%

  • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
  • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
  • Repair or maintain the operating condition of industrial production or processing machinery or equipment.
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices.
  • Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials, as necessary.
  • Record repairs and maintenance performed.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery or equipment.
  • Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs.